Tag Archives: hives

Break? …what break? apiary maintenance, beekeeping supplies

time to get to work

Margaret’s summary of our winter break and pre-bee season preparations.
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Louise The Goat – KM051

Louise - EP51

Episode fifty one of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about neonicotinoids, Louise, Thieving Mongrels and our break. Continue reading

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How To Move A Beehive

Strap up the hive

How To Move A Beehive – Here are my thoughts about moving beehives. Some tips and tricks for moving them safety.
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4 tips to choose the best beekeeping software

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At my last count there were more than 20 different programs for beekeepers available on the internet. New programs seem to be popping up all the time. How to choose? Continue reading

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infested ! … with Varroa !!

New Drone with 4 Varroa

A Bee Colony is with a Varroa infestation threat discovered by Margaret in routine apiary inspection.
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Has it all just become too much?

Too Much?
A tale of woe and despair, an update on what is happening at kiwimana and what we are doing to fix this issue.
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….bzzz….what to do when you have grumpy bees….

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Angry Bees, some things to think about before re-queening. Margaret talks about some reasons why your bees may be grumpy. Continue reading

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How to make a Beehive Box

Full Sized Hive Box

How to make a Beehive Box – An article about how we make Macrocarpa hive boxes at kiwimana. Tips on how to assemble your Beehive boxes. Continue reading

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Kiwi Oxalic Acid Vaporizer – Used to combat Varroa Destructor Mites

Kiwi Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

We have launched a new product this week, the “Kiwi Oxalic Acid Vaporizer”. A new tool in the fight against varroa mites. Continue reading

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Bee Hive Stand – Introducing the kiwimana Hive Stand

Mock up of stand with Bee Hive

Hive Stand – What is a hive stand and do I really need one for my Bees Hives. We would say “Absolutely!!!” Continue reading

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